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  • Poverty Safari by Darren McGarvey
    Poverty Safari (Paperback) Darren McGarvey

    People from deprived communities all around Britain feel misunderstood...

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  • Hired by James Bloodworth
    Hired (English, Paperback) James Bloodworth

    A compelling and ground-breaking piece of narrative journalism that gets right to the heart of divided Britain and its dysfunctional jobs climate.

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  • Inequality, Boom, and Bust by Howard J. Sherman
    Inequality, Boom, and Bust (English, Paperback) Howard J. Sherman, Paul D. Sherman

    There is enormous inequality between the income and wealth of the richest 1 percent and all other Americans. While the top 1 percent own 42 percent of all wealth in America, the lower half on the income ladder has only 2 percent of all of the wealth. This book develops a viewpoint contrary to the prevailing conservative paradigm, setting out both reasons for this inequality and the impact of this....

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  • The New Poverty by Stephen Armstrong
    The New Poverty (English, Paperback) Stephen Armstrong

    We are living in an age with unprecedented levels of poverty. Who are the new poor? And what can we do about it?

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  • The Working Class by Ian Gilbert
    The Working Class (English, Paperback) Ian Gilbert

    In `The Working Class: Poverty, education and alternative voices`, Ian Gilbert unites educators from across the UK and further afield to call on all those working in schools to adopt a more enlightened and empathetic approach to supporting children in challenging circumstances.

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  • Poor Economics by Abhijit Banerjee
    Poor Economics (English, Paperback) Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo

    Why would a man in Morocco who doesn't have enough to eat buy a television? Why do the poorest people in India spend 7 percent of their food budget on sugar? This book overturns the myths about what it is like to live on very little, revealing the unexpected decisions that millions of people make every day.

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  • Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen
    Development as Freedom (English, Paperback) Amartya Sen

    This title is a synthesis of the thought of economist Amartya Sen, who views economic development as a means to extending freedoms rather than an end in itself. By widening his outlook to include poverty, tyranny, lack of opportunity, individual rights, and political structures, Professor Sen provides a useful overview of the development process.

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  • Portfolios of the Poor by Daryl Collins
    Portfolios of the Poor (English, Paperback) Daryl Collins, Jonathan Morduch

    Explains how the poor find solutions to their everyday financial problems by conducting year-long interviews with impoverished villagers and slum dwellers in Bangladesh, India, and South Africa - records that track penny by penny how specific households manage their money.

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  • Against Charity by Julie Wark
    Against Charity (English, Paperback) Julie Wark, Daniel Raventos

    A demand for justice and rejection of the philanthrocapitalism of charitable giving.

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  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
    Behind the Beautiful Forevers (English, Paperback) Katherine Boo

    A landmark debut from a Pulitzer-winning New Yorker journalist: if Dickens were alive today, this is the book he might have written about India

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  • The Solidarities of Strangers by Lynn Hollen Lees
    The Solidarities of Strangers (English, Paperback) Lynn Hollen Lees

    A study of English policies toward the poor from the 1600s to the present, showing how clients and officials negotiated welfare settlements.

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  • Poverty, inequality and social work by Ian Cummins
    Poverty, inequality and social work (English, Paperback) Ian Cummins

    A critical analysis of the domino effect of neoliberalism and austerity on social work. Applying theory including those of Bourdieu and Wacquant to practice, it argues that social work should return to a focus on relational and community approaches.

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  • Dead-end lives by Daniel Briggs
    Dead-end lives (English, Paperback) Daniel Briggs, Ruben Monge Gamero

    Using vivid testimonies and images, Briggs and Monge document the stories and situations of the people who live in Valdemingomez , placing them in a political, economic and social context.

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  • Beginning to End Hunger by M. Jahi Chappell
    Beginning to End Hunger (English, Paperback) M. Jahi Chappell

    Beginning to End Hunger presents the story of Belo Horizonte, home to 2.5 million people and the site of one of the world's most successful food security programs. Since its Municipal Secretariat of Food and Nutritional Security was founded in 1993, Belo Horizonte has sharply reduced malnutrition, leading it to serve as an inspiration for Brazil's renowned Zero Hunger programs. The secretariat's...

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  • In Their Place by Stephen Crossley
    In Their Place (English, Paperback) Stephen Crossley

    A radical geography of the representation of impoverished communities in Britain

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  • Tackling Social Disadvantage through Teacher Education by Ian Thompson
    Tackling Social Disadvantage through Teacher Education (English, Paperback) Ian Thompson

    A valuable reference and pedagogical tool for teachers and teacher educators on key issues related to teaching pupils from disadvantaged and impoverished backgrounds.

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  • Poverty by Alan Marsh
    Poverty (Paperback) Alan Marsh

    A comprehensive overview of the causes, extent and effects of poverty in the UK. * History of the politics of and debates around poverty * CPAG's analysis of the causes and effects of poverty * Impacts on children and cost to society

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  • London Labour and the London Poor by Henry Mayhew
    London Labour and the London Poor (English, Paperback) Henry Mayhew

    This groundbreaking investigation into the lives of London's underclass was undertaken by Henry Mayhew in the 1850s. His interviews with street traders, beggars, and thieves results in a work as vivid as a Victorian novel. This new selection includes original illustrations and an illluminating introduction and notes.

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  • Hillbilly Elegy by J D Vance
    Hillbilly Elegy (English, Paperback) J D Vance

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, NAMED BY THE TIMES AS ONE OF "6 BOOKS TO HELP UNDERSTAND TRUMP'S WIN" AND SOON TO BE A MAJOR-MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY RON HOWARD ...

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  • Famine, Affluence, and Morality by Peter Singer
    Famine, Affluence, and Morality (English, Hardback) Peter Singer

    As Bill and Melinda Gates point out in their Foreword, Singer's classic essay "Famine, Affluence and Morality," is as relevant today as it ever was.

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